Jim J. ChaseFor Random Profiles, we randomly pick one of our 87,000-plus attorneys and do a Q&A. We’ve found that every Texas lawyer has an interesting story. Will yours be next?

Areas of practice: Commercial Litigation.

Education:  University of Texas; St. Mary’s University.

If I had more time I would: Invent the teleport.

Best thing about being a lawyer: You can always develop work for yourself.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing attorneys today? General stigma of not having a moral conscience.

Most important career lesson: When things are not going right, take a step back and remain calm. Having clarity is crucial and mistakes occur when you lack it. 

Favorite saying/quote: "You can’t lose what you don’t put in the middle…But you can’t win much either."

Bet you didn’t know: I cashed in the World Series of Poker Main Event.

Favorite TV program: Dateline NBC, King of Queens.

Hobbies: Sports, poker.

If you weren’t an attorney, what profession do you think you would be in? Business owner/ business management.

What has changed the most technologically or practice wise since you have been licensed? Growth of electronic discovery and e-filing.

How do you think the practice will change in the next 15 years? Widely accepted practice of web conferencing and centralized e-discovery for all parties.

Jay is an associate at Godwin Ronquillo PC.

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